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Chinese Activists Set up Party That Wants Independence For Shanghai

Overseas activists have set up a party to campaign for independence for Shanghai, in a move likely to be anathema ...


Indian Rupee Falls to All-time Low Against Dollar

NEW DELHI - The Indian rupee fell to an all-time low Tuesday against the U.S. dollar amid worries that Turkey's ...


South Africa's Rand Falls to 2-Year Low As Turkey Rout Spreads

JPHANNESBURG - South Africa's rand plunged more than 10 percent to a 2-year low against the dollar early on Monday ...


Zimbabwe Waits as Presidential Poll Challenge Delays Inauguration

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe is at a tense standstill as the presidential inauguration has been delayed due to the opposition's legal ...


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Collusion probe blamed for Brennan’s clearance being axed

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Hounded by the intensifying Russia collusion probe being led by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the U.S. ...

Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations turn deadly

KARACHI, Pakistan - As Pakistan marked its 72nd Independence Day, several cases of aerial firing recorded across the country left ...

Explosion on Indian oil tanker off Oman, two casualties

MUSCAT, Oman - An Indian oil tanker, MT Desh Vaibhav suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman, with three ...

Kabul student centre attacked, death toll revised to 34

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber struck a student education centre in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Wednesday, leaving dozens ...

U.S. slams new sanctions on firms helping North Korea

WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a bid to punish companies that have been providing North Korea with revenue streams in violation ...

Trump slams witch hunt and those investigating it

WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a fiery day on Twitter, the U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at his regular targets ...

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Pakistan warns Twitter to block offensive content

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has issued a stern warning to popular microblogging site, Twitter to either block “offensive content” or ...

Uber hires former NSA official to lead firm’s security

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Nine months after Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi fired the company’s head of security, Joe Sullivan over the ...

Vienna topples Melbourne as world’s most liveable city

VIENNA, Austria - Breaking Melbourne’s seven year record, the Austrian capital, Vienna was crowned the world’s most liveable city, in ...

Longtime Netflix CFO David Wells to step down

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - After completing 14 years with the company, during which time Netflix recorded massive growth, the streaming giant’s ...

Ticketmaster asked to shutdown controversial resale websites

LONDON, U.K. - Following warnings of a crackdown by the country’s competition watchdog, Ticketmaster U.K. has now decided to shut ...

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Medical Staff Abandon Hospitals in Cameroon's Troubled Region

BAMENDA - Medical staff are fleeing hospitals in Cameroon's troubled English-speaking regions after attacks this month left several nurses dead ...


Mali President Wins Presidential Runoff Vote in Landslide

Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali has won a landslide victory in the West African nation's presidential runoff election. ...


Zimbabwe Court to Hear Opposition Election Challenge Aug. 22

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition say the Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's challenge to the presidential ...


Ugandan Pop Star, Government Critic, to Face Military Court

KAMPALA, UGANDA - A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was due to face a military court Thursday ...


Aussie Test captaincy still up for grabs: Warne

Melbourne [Australia], August 16 (ANI): Former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that Australia's Test captaincy and vice-captaincy positions are still ...


Libya Court Sentences 45 to Death over 2011 Killings

TRIPOLI - A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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